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sober-minded

[soh-ber-mahyn-did]
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  1. rational; sensible.
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Origin of sober-minded

First recorded in 1525–35
Related formsso·ber-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Related Words for sober-minded

earthy, folksy, informal, levelheaded, matter-of-fact, natural, pragmatic, real, realistic, reasonable, rustic, sensible, simple, unassuming, unpretentious, commonsensical, sober-minded

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  • Especially is this so with thoughtful, sober-minded boys like the young Napoleon.

  • We have a custom at Dohnavur which perplexes the sober-minded.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • You're a sober-minded scholar, so you start digging in the ruins.

    The Man the Martians Made

    Frank Belknap Long

  • I might have guessed what would be the result of introducing you to sober-minded people.

  • Why, you deserve the censure of all sober-minded, rational people.